This project has gone non-public. I'm really tired of the braindead comments about optional HD
models.
Shall all the whiners create something better. CM has become a just-for-fun project again.



Imagine, a Hollywood producer got his hands on the game. The result would be similar to what the Cinematic Mod is: a graphics blockbuster, redesigned to the typical game to movie adaption with an orchestral soundtrack and beautiful people everywhere.

A graphical / music total conversion of the Half-Life 2 storyline. You need Half-Life 2 + EP1 + EP2 and a 64Bit windows system to play this modification. (Mac OSX supported soon)

PURPOSE (Version 10.42)

- Unified Engine; play the game (HL2 / EP1 / EP2) with the latest Orangebox engine / Advanced HDR / new shadow effects
- Enhance the old HL2 maps with HDR, blooming, color-correction, new props, dynamic shadows
- Eliminate the visible world-skybox transitions in the maps. Cinematic Mod maps are looking much bigger than they are.
- Eliminate all blurry / Lowres textures with new Highres textures and/or Hires-Detail-Overlays
- Give the HL2 trilogy a more stressed, darker and uncomfortable look
- Enhance the soundtrack with a semi-dynamic new hollywood-style music
- Add optional HD characters (mostly based on the ultra-detailed Poser Pro mechs)
- Add ironsight
- Add dynamic shadow simulation with the help of env_projected_textures
- Add more replay-value and a fresh new style
- ALL features are optional and selectable with an comfortable configuration-tool.

Gun and some spite effects from TheVMan's Ultra Effects Pack

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Here is the changelog :

1. LAA Patch (Large Address Aware)
2. Dynamic background
3. Launcher bugfix
4. Volumetric Fire

Patch 1.25 by demon667_schwarz. Patch for 1.24!

Download: Moddb.com

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Known bugs (1.0 - 1.25):
- After changing the ingame-language: Steam is asking you to restart hl2. Doing so will restart to the original unmodded hl2.
Therefore you should exit and start CM2013 manually.
- Poor performance on outdoor maps with HBAO enabled: HBAO is a fps killer and needs a really fast gpu.
- Sunrays are flickering: The sunrays shader is not fully compatible with multicore rendering. Either disable multicore
rendering in the advanced video options or disable the sunrays with the configurator.
- High VRAM mode gives me trouble (crashes or fps drops): The high vram mode is experimental. Disable it.
- My FOV is weird: CM2013 has enhanced FOV range (50-90 - Original hl2 has 75-90). Please check the fov setting in the video config panel.
- "Procedure entry point Direct3DCreate9Ex could not be located in DLL - nvspcap.dll" error with SweetFX enabled. Some nvidia drivers broke SweetFX.
Only workaround is to deinstall Geforce Experience or disable SweetFX. This bug may be corrected with an updated nvidia driver.

Latest update : CM 2013 Final 1.24

Latest update : CM 2013 Final 1.24

News 15 comments

Cinematic mod has much evolved from last update. Many bug fixes and various graphics have been enhenced.

Cinematic Mod 2013 Final

Cinematic Mod 2013 Final

News 19 comments

After almost 10 years of source1 modding i have to say, all things come to an end. Source-1 modding is actual dead, the limit of this old engine is reached...

FakeFactory's Cinematic mod 12

FakeFactory's Cinematic mod 12

News 10 comments

Fakefactory’s legendary Half-Life 2 graphical upgrade mod has been updated tothe 12nd version this winter. If you guys haven’t heard of it, it’s...

CM is now non-public

CM is now non-public

News 50 comments

This project has gone non-public. I'm really tired of the braindead comments about optional HD models. Shall all the whiners create something better...

RSS Files
CinematicMod2013 1.2 Full TORRENT

CinematicMod2013 1.2 Full TORRENT

Full Version 51 comments

FakeFactory Cinematic Mod 2013 1.2 FULL TORRENT FILE

FF CMF \ CMA Beta - Source maps (canceled mod)

FF CMF \ CMA Beta - Source maps (canceled mod)

Source Code 3 comments

Sources of all maps for canceled modifications. Compilation will require a modified editor file (vrad.exe + Large Address Aware).

CM2013 - Update 1.24

CM2013 - Update 1.24

Patch 14 comments

Update 1.24 for CM2013 1.2. Includes changes from patches 1.21, 1.22 and 1.23.

CM2013 v1.2 Full Part09

CM2013 v1.2 Full Part09

Full Version 1 comment

FakeFactory Cinematic Mod 2013 FINAL v1.2 FULL. Use this version as a base for further updates to 1.24, 1.25 and 1.26. Part 09 of 09.

CM2013 v1.2 Full Part08

CM2013 v1.2 Full Part08

Full Version 3 comments

FakeFactory Cinematic Mod 2013 FINAL v1.2 FULL. Use this version as a base for further updates to 1.24, 1.25 and 1.26. Part 08 of 09.

CM2013 v1.2 Full Part07

CM2013 v1.2 Full Part07

Full Version

FakeFactory Cinematic Mod 2013 FINAL v1.2 FULL. Use this version as a base for further updates to 1.24, 1.25 and 1.26. Part 07 of 09.

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mrlucky-yayay
mrlucky-yayay

honestly, I don't get why the hell people dislike this so much it's so freaking awesome. just because of OPTIONAL MODELS and that it ''ruins half-life 2'' you have to be braindead to say this like if you like half-life you'll probably want a new way to experience it.
now my own review 9/10 first of all because of how absolutely beautiful some places look second of all the lighting is amazing plus the post-processing effects. and the AMAZING textures like HOLY CRAP.
now I would rate it a 10/10 if it didn't crash as much and also because of the uh mhm questionable pictures but oh well there are addons to cover that so yeah no problem...... still weird.

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danyD
danyD

I really don't understand the detractors of this mod, I personally find it excellent. I've made hundreds of HL1 + HL2 mods (all playable in my opinion)

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danyD
danyD

I offer a (Belgian) chocolate if you find the solution of this issue 😊

I have installed the CM2013 + patch 1.24 + patch 1.25 + patch 1.26 (beta). It seems working but when I select (in the launcher) the options on the right part of the launcher screen, I have got purple rectangles in place of the images. When I de-select the options on the right part of the launcher screen, all seems working good. I have a Nvidia Geforce GTX 750 TI (2Go GDDR5). Is my GPU not enough powerful or is there a bug somewhere ? Because with all options off, it is not the best way to enjoy this marvelous mod.

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mbramblet
mbramblet

I don't quite understand what exactly you're having trouble with.
By "options in the launcher" do you mean in-game, or in the Configurator?

Can you please send a few screenshots of the problem and/or explain it a bit more clearly?
Can you list the option(s) that are causing the problem?

I'd love to help you out, chocolate or no chocolate, but I need a bit more info.

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danyD
danyD

Thanks to help me.I mean in the Configurator, yes. Here are 2 links with screenshots. The first one shows the options that are OK, but if I add "Sharpen the image stronger" I get the purple and black rectangles when I launch Cinematic mod : see link number 2. The same happen when I select one of the other (not yet selected) options of the right part of the Configurator screen.
Casimages.com

Casimages.com

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mbramblet
mbramblet

I was unable to replicate the problem on my end and can think of no obvious reason for it.
I can however walk you through a full correct CM installation that should fix most problems including this one.

The process is a bit long, so if you have Discord (mbramblet#3846) it would make it faster and easier to communicate, otherwise I'll post the steps here.

Let me know which you'd prefer.

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danyD
danyD

Thank you so much to help me. I don't have discord.I have tried to "open discord in my browser" but it seems not working when I pasted your link (but I don't know exactly how it works). So, it is not my graphic video card Nvidia Geforce GTX 750 TI (2Go GDDR5) that would be too weak ? Good. I have exctly followed the installation process : the CM2013 + patch 1.24 + patch 1.25 + patch 1.26 (beta). Could you explain what shoul I do to fix the problem ?

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mbramblet
mbramblet

[1] Uninstall CM completely.

[2] Make sure you have "Half-Life 2", "Half-Life 2: Episode One" and "Half-Life 2: Episode Two" installed through Steam.

[3] Verify integrity of Episodes 1's and 2's game files.
--Open Steam library
--Right-Click "Half-Life 2: Episode One"
--Click "Properties", then Select "Local Files"
--Click "Verify integrity of game files" and wait for it to finish
--Repeat above steps for "Half-Life 2: Episode Two" as well

[4] Download and install Cinematic Mod 1.2 to the same "common" folder as Half-Life2.
--Make sure all file paths point the the right places when asked
--Leave all boxes checked near the end of the installation and make sure everything installs correctly

[5] Download and install "CM2013 - Update 1.24".

[6] DO NOT INSTALL "CM2013 - update 1.25" OR "CM2013 - update 1.26 [Beta]"!

Both are not well put together and are unstable.
--Download and extract the contents of this file to your "CM2013" folder:
Mega.nz
It is a custom version of the 1.25 update put together by me.

[7]OPTIONALLY extract the contents of this file to your "CM2013" folder if you want it:
Mega.nz
This is the new "Volumetric fire".
It looks cool but can cause lag and is often too big.
It's up to you if you want to try it or not.

[8] Open the "Configurator" and disable all options, click "OK" and wait for it to finish copying files.

[9] Open the "Configurator" again and enable the options you want.

[10] Double-Click Launcher_EP0 in your "CM2013" folder.

With all that done carefully and correctly, you should hopefully not have any issues.

If you do, or you have questions, let me know!

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danyD
danyD

OK I will do this. Last question : how to uninstall CM2013 ? Delete the folder ?

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mbramblet
mbramblet

You can do it that way by deleting the "CM2013" folder from your "common" folder, but there is also an uninstaller.

It will be in your start menu on windows 10, or you can find it in "Programs and Features".

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danyD
danyD

OK, I found the unistall CM2013. After I have done exactly what you have explained (thanks it was cristal clear). It seems I have more options that works in the configurator. Here are the one that are OK : Casimages.com

If I select for example "Filmic tonemapping" ON or FXAA antialiasing ON or Sharpen the image ON, I have the purple and black rectangles again in place of the images. But the options ticked (see the link with the printscreen) are OK. I have not yet tried all the options. If you need that I select some ON (to make a try), say it. Many thanks to help me.

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mbramblet
mbramblet

Glad it helped, though I'm still not sure what's causing your problem. Sorry.

If you want to keep trying to fix it, try disabling all options in the Configurator, click "OK" and wait.
Then open it again and turn on only Sharpen the image and let me know if it causes the purple screen.

Otherwise, enjoy the mod.
The extra effects that arn't working shouldn't mess with the experience anyway, and at least you can still enjoy that chocolate while you play 😊.

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danyD
danyD

I have tried exactly what you have asked and the answer is yes : it causes the purple screen. Strange : only the "sharpen the image stronger" enabled causes the purple screen issue.

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mbramblet
mbramblet

That is very odd indeed.
If I figure anything out I'll let you know.

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danyD
danyD

For your info, I have tried all the options in the Configurator and here are the one that works (all the disabled ones create the purple & black rectangles bug). Also when I select a character (e.g.Alyx) different from the original Valve, the character appears whith purple & black rectangles on her body. I installer the latest driver for my graphic card but it changes nothing. I hope that I do not miss important effects. This mod is great anyway.
Casimages.com

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danyD
danyD

Thank you very much :-)

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Mod stands for Modification, either it is a Single Player Story modification a Multiplayer Modification or an improvement what so ever to the original game that fills more than one category (level design, texture, sound and models). Other wise it would be call a texture pack, map pack, model pack ect... But to actually re-imagine, re-make and re-mix elements to give a new fresh look and feel to an already existing game is no easy task. The models in CINEMATIC MOD are simply the best models in terms…

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